Urban Growth And The Toronto Greenbelt

The Fraser Institute publishes a report by Wendell Cox questioning Ontario's plans to implement smart growth policies intended to slow the growth of urban land areas.
December 10, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Smart Growth policies designed to counter urban growth, actually threaten prosperity, increase housing costs, and lead to more traffic congestion and air pollution according to a new study Myths about Urban Growth and the Toronto Greenbelt, published by The Fraser Institute.

The geographical growth of urban areas has become a heated issue across Canada but particularly in Ontario, where the McGuinty government has designated a massive 7,000 square km greenbelt, and appointed a Greenbelt Task Force to develop other policies intended to slow or stop urban growth around Ontario’s 'Golden Horseshoe'.

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Published on Thursday, December 9, 2004 in The Fraser Institute


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